I have to admit, when I heard about this MLB ’13 The Show “Cover Vote” that’s taking place this week, I didn’t think Andrew McCutchen had much of a shot. As awesome and likable as he is, I thought the more established competition with far bigger fan-bases would be too much to handle. Remember the All-Star voting when he didn’t even really come close to getting a starting spot?
Apparently Bucco Nation is more interested in video games than All Star games. Through two days of voting (you can vote here), he has a steady lead and is showing no signs of slowing down. Part of that is because Pirate fans are absolutely crazy on Twitter, and part of it is because Cutch has been getting some pretty legitimate endorsements.
He’s got the Steelers…
#MLB13Cutch. @thecutch22 cover boy
— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) January 8, 2013
Let’s get my boy @thecutch22 on the cover guys! No one deserves it more!Get this trending. #MLB13CUTCH — ryan clark (@RealRClark25) January 7, 2013
… the soon-to-be NFL MVP:
Everybody RT and include #MLB13Cutch to vote @thecutch22 for the cover of @mlbtheshow! One of the good guys in sports — Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) January 8, 2013
…and a top rookie QB who is still alive in the playoffs:
Everybody, please RT and include #MLB13Cutch to vote for my guy @thecutch22 for the @mlbtheshow cover! — Russell Wilson(@DangeRussWilson) January 8, 2013
He’s also got the Penguins behind him:
We told @thecutch22 we’d get him out to a #Pens game. But first, let’s help get him on the cover of #MLB13Cutch VOTE: pens.pe/11dfZNj — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 8, 2013
…as well as plenty of college hoops personalities:
Help get my man @thecutch22 on cover of MLB The show #MLB13Cutch vote @ MLB.com/cover vote CUTCH IS AWESOME BABY! — Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 8, 2013
Don’t normally do stuff like this, but we have to support our city where we can…. #MLB13Cutch #PittsburghPirates — Oakland Zoo (@OaklandZoo) January 8, 2013
#BBN, please retweet and include #MLB13Cutch to help my hometown guy @thecutch22 get on the cover of @mlbtheshow. — John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) January 7, 2013
…and some more local celebrities:
Support my homie. #MLB13Cutch
— Mac Miller (@MacMiller) January 8, 2013
please retweet & include #MLB13Cutch to help my hometown guy @thecutch22 get on the cover of @mlbtheshow” #pittsburgh.#buccos
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 7, 2013
Attention! Everyone, please retweet and include #MLB13Cutch to help my hometown guy @thecutch22 get the cover of @mlbtheshow #Pittsburgh
— Dennis Miller Show (@DennisDMZ) January 6, 2013
Pretty cool stuff. I don’t really care all that much if Cutch gets on the cover of a video game or not, but the support he’s getting is impressive.